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Other Documents and Reports

COP26 Policy Brief: Climate Resilience and Just Financing

 

 

October 2021:

This policy brief addresses climate resilience and just financing as two interconnected policy priorities and areas in which the Member Churches of the Anglican Communion have specific expertise and concerns. The brief has been drafted under the auspices of the Anglican Consultative Council’s COP26 Working Group in preparation for the 2021 UNFCCC COP26 and presents specific policy recommendations for governments, multilateral organisations, financial institutions, private sector, and civil society, including faith actors.  

Key Messages, Executive Summary and an Urgent Call to Action from the Anglican Consultative Council’s Policy Position for COP26

 

 

October 2021:

This short document contains the key messages, executive summary and urgent call to action found in the Policy Brief for COP26  

Voluntary Submission to the COP26

 

 

October 2021:

A voluntary submission by the Anglican Consultative Council to COP26 addressing climate resilience, just finance and political courage.

Statement to the 66th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

October 2021:

The 66th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women takes place in March 2022. The ACC has submitted a written statement on achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change.

 

Statements to the 48th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

September 2021:

The 48th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council takes place in September 2021. The ACC submitted two written statements to the Council – one on peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka and one on the rights of indigenous peoples in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Statements to the 2021 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

July 2021: 

The 2021 session of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development will meet in July to review progress on the SDGs. The ACC submitted two statements to the forum, one individual statement and a joint statement with ecumenical partners.

Statement to the 54th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development

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April 2021:

The 54th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development will meet on Monday 19 April on the theme of Population, food security, nutrition and sustainable development. The Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations has prepared this Statement to inform UN members.

Statement to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

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April 2021:
The 20th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will meet in April, on the theme "Peace, justice and strong institutions: the role of indigenous peoples in implementing Sustainable Development". The Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations has prepared this Statement to inform UN members,

Report to the 65th session on the UN Commission on the Status of Women

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March 2021
The 65th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in March 2021 will consider women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life , as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. It will also review a previous CSW theme on women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development.

Statement to the UN General Assembly Special Session on Covid-19

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December 2020:
The United Nations' General Assembly met in special session at the beginning of December 2020 to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic. The Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations released a statement to the meeting on behalf of the Anglican Consultative Council.

Report on Attendance at the 58th session of the UN Commission for Social Development

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February 2020
The United Nations Commission for Social Development (CSocD) held its 58th session from 10 to 19 February 2020 with the priority theme of “Affordable housing and social protection systems for all to address homelessness”. This report details the involvement of ACOUN's at this session and summarises the main outcomes.

Joint Anglican Communion / Mothers' Union Submission to the Office of the UNHCR on Covid-19 and violence against women

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June 2020
A joint submission by the Anglican Consultative Council and the Mothers’ Union to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, following a call for submissions by the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms Dubravka Šimonović, on the increase of domestic violence during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Report on Attendance at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' Annual NGO Consultation

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July 2019
As we look ahead to December's Global Refugee Forum, the Anglian Communion Office at the United Nations is pleased to share a report from our attendance at the UNHCR Annual NGO Consultation, held in Geneva in July 2019.

Report on Attendance at the Global Refugee Forum 2019

GRF Report 2019

December 2019
ACOUN is pleased to share a report from our attendance at the first Global Refugee Forum, held in Geneva in December 2019.

Report on the 63rd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

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March 2019
The Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations is delighted to share a report of our delegation's attendance at the 63rd UNCSW, held in New York in March 2019. The report is a snapshot of Anglican engagement at the 63rd Session of the UNCSW, including reflections from the delegates themselves and examples of the various opportunities they had to share their own experiences throughout the two weeks, with support from the ACOUN staff.

In it, you will find testimonies from this year’s delegates, stories about how they advocated on topics of concern, and how they are taking their experiences at the UNCSW back to their home provinces.